Coach and Supervisor Supervision

Coaching Supervision Services from Spark

What is Coaching Supervision?

One to one Supervision - this is where you have quality time with your supervisor, Julia Menaul, that is solely for you and your client work whether as an independent coach or an internal coach. Frequency and timing can be contracted for, depending on individual needs and budget.

Duo Supervision - this is a unique way for coaches who have limited budgetary resources for supervision. This is an opportunity to share a 90 minute session in supervision equally, to work on own clients but also learn from the other coach. Frequency and fees to be negotiated.

Group Supervision - Internal group supervision for organisations with a frequency to suit budget and coaching pool needs. Julia Menaul also runs an independent coaching supervision group in Manchester. (See more information below.)

Supervision of Supervision - Julia Menaul is one of the few supervisors to be qualified in two leading supervision qualifications and has over a decade’s worth experience of supervising supervisors whether they are still in training or trying to establish a successful coach supervision business.

Supervision of supervision is different. On a positive note it can be a greater meeting of equality where we hold our “power” together in a space that is co–created and the supervisee makes of that space (and the supervisor’s presence) whatever they will.

On the other hand, there is a greater level of risk to be observed because of the pyramid of relationships that often underpin a conversation where the ultimate client is three or even four times removed.

The working alliance as two supervisors can be summed up by “Do no harm together”.

You may want supervision on your supervision separately from your current supervisor or you may want to combine both coaching and supervision of supervision in one place. Talk to Julia about your needs.


Why do coaches need supervision?

In a crowded coaching market, regular supervision helps a coach stand out. It shows commitment to regularly updating your skills (long after qualification) by reflecting on you and your practise with an experienced coach and supervisor. It ensures you are operating safely within the current ethical guidelines of the major coaching bodies. This shows to clients that they are safe with you and you with them. And if the worst should happen you have back up and support.

The Global Code of Ethics of the AC and EMCC says about On-going supervision: 

4.3 To support their learning and on-going professional development, members will engage in regular reflective practice.
4.4 Members will engage in supervision with a suitably qualified supervisor or peer supervision group with a level of frequency that is appropriate to their coaching or mentoring practice, the requirements of their professional body and the level of their accreditation.
4.5 Members need to ensure that any other existing relationship with the supervisor does not interfere with the quality of the supervision provided.
4.6 Members will discuss any ethical dilemmas and potential, or actual, breaches of this code with their supervisor or peer supervision group for support/guidance.


One to One and Duo Supervision

Julia can discuss with you how much supervision is most appropriate depending on your level of budget and time. Virtual and/or phone supervision is very cost effective. An initial commitment to 3 hours of supervision initially will help you decide if the fit is right. After that, contracting can work with your own specific and personal needs based on your level of work and other factors such as future accreditations or tenders that may require a formal statement of supervisor arrangements. A minimum recommendation would be once a quarter but ideally once every 4-6 weeks via phone, Zoom (online platform) or face to face in Stafford. Larger organisational groups of one to one work can be conducted at employers’ premises). 

Group Supervision

Julia runs a supervision group once a quarter in Manchester which is also an ideal way of meeting supervision needs while sharing and networking with other like-minded coaches. Check out upcoming and past events here: Spark Events

Challenges of Internal Coaching

Internal coaches are in a unique position in that they may know the people they are coaching and all the related stakeholders around their coachee. They understand the culture too.

This blog looks at some of the problems and tips for solving them Top tips for a successful internal coaching pool

Manchester Group Coaching

A Group Coaching Supervision session in Manchester

Julia runs a supervision group once a quarter in Manchester which is also an ideal way of meeting supervision needs while sharing and networking with other like-minded coaches. Check out upcoming and past events here: Spark Events.

Why choose Julia as your supervisor?

  • A learning and development professional with an in depth knowledge of helping people to learn and change.
  • A coach and supervisor with a psychology background that helps with the reading of relationships and/organisational systems.
  • A coach with a corporate background who understands the politics, complexity and ambiguity of organisational life.
  • A coach with a pragmatic approach to coaching grounded in real life experiences who works alongside her coaches in equal partnership.
  • Someone with the highest levels of ethical and professional standards so that supervisees get the ultimate in sensitive support whilst being challenged and stretched to attain mastery as a coach.
  • Someone who has had many years of supervision and coaching herself and is a lifelong learner; being in touch with developments in the field of coaching and with current coaching training. 

Next steps

Make contact by email or 07973 924 224 for a no obligation exploratory discussion on your needs and goals.


I enjoyed working with Julia. She had ideas at the start of each session but always went with the flow of the sessions if needs be. I like the way she introduced some useful models, but never felt they were being shoe-horned in. I can use them in my own tool box as a manager. Sharing her own experiences and weaknesses was helpful and appropriate. Ken Livingstone, Director of Movement Sustainability, YMCA England

Coaching and Training Accreditations

Spark Coaching Accreditations - Accredited Master Coach, Association of Coaching Supervisors & EMCC Member